If you’re feeling overwhelmed with trying to keep up with our daily demands, trust me—you’re not alone. We start each day with good intentions of accomplishing our goals, but when push comes to shove, we find it hard to focus. From continuously checking for updates on our devices and worrying about our lengthy to-do lists to letting our minds wander in every direction, we end up spinning our wheels instead of meeting our goals.
The mind is a busy place, and unless we rein it in occasionally, it can get in the way of our ability to focus and concentrate. A short, 10-minute practice of meditation every day can help the mind stay present so that we aren’t led astray by our aimless thoughts.
The benefit of meditating is that it quiets the mind and heightens concentration without all that mental chatter. It’s like getting away from someone who can’t stop talking—only that someone happens to be you.
Use these simple guidelines to take yourself out of mind-chatter mode and into concentration mode:
1. Make a meditation date with yourself.
Set aside a time in your day when you devote yourself to your meditation practice. Do your best not to break your date, but if you have to cancel occasionally, be sure to reschedule.
2. Devote at least 10 minutes to meditation every day.
Don’t procrastinate or make excuses….